Letter Of-the-law

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India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied
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India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied

In the criminal justice sphere, the introduction of “fast-track” courts, jail-adalats (“prison courts”), and plea-bargaining were introduced with much fanfare, although their success is yet to be demonstrated.

Can the right to privacy be negotiated?
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Can the right to privacy be negotiated?

The right to privacy is a right to be negotiated and more to be seen on the government initiatives as we move along.

India and climate change: Lack of clear regulatory framework sets country behind
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India and climate change: Lack of clear regulatory framework sets country behind

India needs a second generation of environmental reforms that is grounded in a proper understanding of the role and functions of the three institutions of government.

Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak
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Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak

The pernicious effect of vast amounts of illegal money in an election is therefore a very real threat, and the need for reform very evident.

An 'official' family: Laws of parenthood in India
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An 'official' family: Laws of parenthood in India

So what does parenthood entail in the eyes of the law?

'We, the (Transgender) People of India'
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'We, the (Transgender) People of India'

Exercising new found freedoms through the bars of Section 377 – the new dilemmas of the transgender communities of India

Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts
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Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts

The marital rape question remains untouched by courts because the myth of familial zone of privacy perpetrated by the State needs to be kept alive.

Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India
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Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India

India is a democracy and citizens have a constitutionally guaranteed right to a freedom of speech and expression which they can enforce via the Indian court system.

Intellectual property rights: Locating public interest in the law
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Intellectual property rights: Locating public interest in the law

Indian courts generally order payment of royalties to the right holder in such cases, and/or restrain the infringing parties from using the intellectual property (IP) in question.

No democracy without the courts
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No democracy without the courts

A democracy is more than that. It is first and foremost a system of government, and not just the whims of whoever enjoys political power. That means adherence to the procedures and principles enshrined of the Constitution of India while governing.